Apple Tasks Devs to Prep Apps for New iPhones and Apple Watch


With what Apple is doing with the new watch, it's like 'someone just opened a giant restaurant right next to us, bringing a lot more attention'. The new small watch now has a screen that's slightly bigger than the old big watch, and the big watch has a bigger screen than ever before. It has the same size as the Watch Series 2 and comes in three colour variants - Gold/Aluminium finish, Silver and Space Grey. The Apple Watch Series 4, which Apple also introduced Wednesday as part of its annual product event, is slimmer and has new health tracking features such as the ability to take an electrocardiogram and detect hard falls - and is increasingly independent from the iPhone.

Physicians say the watch could be good for patients who have irregular heart rhythms but may not realize it. Because of this, the watch is also slimmer than before. And fortunately, Apple took note of these requests and implemented them on the new Apple Watch Series 4 which was unveiled yesterday in the company's iPhone XS launch event. Apple said the XS models would be sold from September 21 and the XR from October 26.

Apple hopes developers will update the UI of their apps to match these new screens.

Yesterday, news about Apple's latest products were leaked to mainstream media earlier than the company anticipated. Apple stressed its devotion to data privacy, saying all health information gathered is encrypted on the smartwatch to be shared only as users see fit. The Nike+ version of Apple Watch have been delayed in the past as well so this is pretty much the norm at this point. Apple doesn't break out sales numbers, but said its device is the best-selling watch in the world.

Apple kicked off its September 12 iPhone event with the unveiling of the Apple Watch Series 4, which offers a variety of upgrades and new features.

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It includes a digital crown that is reenginered with haptic feedback that gives physical clicking sensations while scrolling and a speaker that is 50 percent louder than previous watches.

The crown on the side of the watch now provides the utility to take accurate ECG, approved by the FDA in the USA. It has many new watch complications that sit around the watch face and runn with greater ease (as will be explained below), but not a huge deal else that differentiates it from the Series 3.

The Fall Detection Feature (Think Life Alert's "I've fallen and can't get up" ads) can sense when a fall occurs.

If you haven't responded within a minute - perhaps you hit your head and blacked out -the watch can call 911 using your nearby phone or its own cellular transmitter and also send a notification with your location to your preset emergency contacts. This feature will be "on" by default for anyone over 65 but will need to be turned on manually for anyone under that age.

But how does it actually differ from the Apple Watch 3? So, on one level that certainly sounds promising for a product that Apple is trying to position as "an intelligent guardian for your health". Apple says it will educate you when you first start using the app, but that process was not previewed in advance.